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Rosemary (White) Brown-Lankford

May 10, 1928 ~ July 22, 2022 (age 94)


Rosemary  Brown-Lankford, age 94, of Marion and formerly of Elwood, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022 at Wesleyan Health Care Center in Marion.
She was born in Greensboro, Indiana on May 10, 1928, to the late Isaac and Mary Jane (Reeves) White.

On  November 22, 1950 she married Rev Raymond P. Brown.  He preceded her in death on October 16, 2003, and she later married John Lankford on October 19, 2013.
Rosemary graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1946 and attended Anderson College. (Later known as Anderson University).  She worked for many years a bank teller at various banks throughout the area and was also a Licensed Real Estate Broker for several years.  Rosemary was a member of  the First Pentecostal Church in Elwood.  As a Pastor's wife, church was a very important part of her life.  She enjoyed reading her Bible , playing her guitar and singing .  Rosemary enjoyed writing and especially enjoyed writing stories about her childhood while growing up during the great depression.  She also enjoyed working crossword puzzles and watching Wheel of Fortune on TV.

Rosemary is survived by her children, Jeff Brown of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Mark (Jae) Brown of Marion,  Daniel (Cindy) Brown of McCalla, Alabama, and Sharon (John) Wright of Kokomo;  6 grandchildren, Jennifer (Christian) Brown, Rachael Rittenhouse, Christina (Rob) Smith, Dustin Wright, Zachary (Shannon) Wright, and Andrew Brown; and several great grandchildren.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; her 1st husband, Rev Raymond Brown; her 2nd  husband, John Lankford;2 sisters, Gladys and Ada White; 4 brothers, Isaac, Jr., Noah, Raymond, and Wendell White; and grandson, Jason Brown.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, July 29, 2022 at the First Pentecostal Church (Now Life Church), 800 South 22nd Street, Elwood, IN.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 pm on Friday July 29, 2022 following the visitation at the First Pentecostal Church (Life Church,) 800 S. 22nd Street, Elwood, IN 46036 with her grandson Rev. Zachary Wright officiating. Burial  will follow in the Elwood City Cemetery.

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July 29, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Life Church
800 South 22nd Street
Elwood, IN 46036

Funeral Service
July 29, 2022

1:00 PM
Life Church
800 South 22nd Street
Elwood, IN 46036

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